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The Art of Russia: Out of the Forest

   2009    Art
Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon tells the incredible story of Russian art, its mystery and magnificence and until now a story untold. He explores the origins of the Russian icon from its roots in Byzantium and the first great Russian icon, Our Lady of Vladimir to the masterpieces of the country's most famous icon painter, Andrei Rublev. Both epic and awe-inspiring, and producing brilliant art", nevertheless medieval Russia could be a terrifying place. Criss-crossing the epic landscape, Andrew visits the monastery founded by Ivan the Terrible, where his favourite forms of torture found inspiration in religious art. One man would shine a light into Russia's 'dark' ages - Peter the Great who, surprisingly, took as his inspiration Deptford in South London.
Series: The Art of Russia
The Art of Russia
The Art of Russia

   2009    Art
Hiroshima
Hiroshima

   2005    History
A Traveler Guide to the Planets
A Traveler Guide to the Planets

   2010    Science
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood

   2016    History
Chased by Sea Monsters
Chased by Sea Monsters

   2003    Science
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury

   2013    Art